In-Person Program

Drafting More Effective Contracts

The competitive edge that all transactional attorneys need

Thursday, 3/7/2019, 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
MCLE Conference Center, Ten Winter Place, Boston
3 substantive credits, 0 ethics credits
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Product Description

Drafting effective contracts is a basic function of all transactional attorneys. The goal is to draft a contract that accurately reflects the business deal, properly allocates risk, is readily understood, and stands up to hostile, rigorous post-execution examination— while educating your clients and meeting their aggressive timeline. Learn about best practices in drafting and negotiating processes, key terms and conditions, and common pitfalls. Hear what clients expect from outside counsel during negotiations and in codifying deals. Learn how to make the most effective use of current technologies. Hear the faculty explain tried-and-true techniques to remove impasses and discuss the ins-and-outs—from the initial email to final executable—using practical, modern-world examples and critical analysis. In a competitive, increasingly digitized environment with limited resources, the lawyer who efficiently strikes an effective balance between achieving the right level of contractual protection and negotiating to reflect their clients’ risk-tolerance is most likely to be repeatedly engaged. Bring your questions!

Drafting in the Digital Age; Redlining/Blacklining; Digital Signatures
Contract Models: Classic; Clickwrap; Webwrap; Blockchain Smart Contracts
Sources of Negotiating Power in Contract Drafting; Intentional Ambiguity; Contra Proferentem; Contracts of Adhesion
Lawyers as Problem Solvers; Techniques for Overcoming Impasse; Decision Trees
Building Blocks of a Sound Contract; Use and Function of Representations, Warranties, Covenants, and Conditions
Defensive Techniques and Limiting Damages; Disclaimers of Consequential Damages; Indemnities; and Common Carve-Outs
Key Issues in Nondisclosure, Business Associate, and Settlements and Release Agreements
Nuisances under Massachusetts Common Law
Negotiation Archetypes
"Ask the Experts" Q&A Session

Special Program Materials:

Table of Contents


Frank S. Maniscalco, Esq., Advocate Mercantile LLC, Boston


Alisha R. Bloom, Esq., Versant Legal LLC, Arlington



  • $220.50 - MCLE Sponsor Member
  • $183.75 - New Lawyer
  • $183.75 - Pending Admittee
  • $183.75 - Law Student
  • $183.75 - Paralegal
  • $245.00 - All Others

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